Time's up for Brandis on diary

It has been nearly three years since my office made a simple request for parts of Senator George Brandis’s diary.

Read more

Devastating cuts to Community Legal Centres must be reversed

This week I will be visiting Community Legal Centres in three states to hear first-hand the devastating impact the government’s 30 per cent funding cuts will have on these vital services.

Read more

Bell Group: Did the Attorney-General try to block the ATO from intervening?

During a Senate hearing today, Attorney-General George Brandis repeatedly refused to say whether his office made an attempt to block the Australian Taxation Office from intervening in the Bell Group High Court case.

Read more

Agreement needed on redress for survivors of child sexual abuse

Federal Labor again calls on the Turnbull Government to secure an agreement with the state and territory governments and institutions for a national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. 

Read more

One Nation's attack on Muslims undermines National Security - Turnbull's hypocrisy is deafening

Malcolm Turnbull’s weak criticism of Pauline Hanson’s reprehensible comments about Australian Muslims is hollow and hypocritical. 

Read more

More proof Malcolm Turnbull's budget cuts are stretching our ABC

Today’s announcement is further proof that the ABC is being asked to do more with less in a challenging media environment.

Read more

Latest Liberal 18C proposal beyond reason

The Liberal Party’s latest attempt to undermine Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, put forward by Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, displays a continued ignorance of how the law actually operates.

Read more

Government needs to face up to the real problem with their copper NBN

Reports that the ACCC are looking to recruit 4000 volunteers to help measure internet speeds is a welcome move, but this will not solve the underlying problem that Malcolm Turnbull’s NBN relies on second-rate copper connections.

Read more

Labor stands strong on 18C, Turnbull wobbles

As the Liberal and National parties rip themselves apart over their ideological vendetta to destroy section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, Labor is united and firm - 18C must not be changed.

Read more

Malcolm Turnbull refuses to rule out changes to Racial Discrimination Act

The Prime Minister is still refusing to rule out changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

Read more